Recent News

June 26, 2012

Rio de Janeiro: The Women’s Major Group (WMG) at Rio+20, representing 200 civil society women’s organizations from all around the world, released a final statement where they expressed that they are greatly disappointmented and seriously outraged by the results of the “official” deliberations at...

June 18, 2012

On 22nd May 2012, inception meeting of WOCAN’s Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC) Kenya was held in Nairobi. It was attended by 20 representatives comprising of farmers, government official and Civil Society practitioners.

June 13, 2012

WOCAN conducted its 2nd WLC meeting on 1 June, 2012 in Kathmandu Nepal. 29 women representing high level government official, grassroots women leaders and their networks and I/NGOs participated in this meeting. The main focus of the meeting was discussion on the...

June 11, 2012

On May 17, the WOCAN South Africa Core Team of Trainers (Colletah Chitsike, Sefora Masia, Unathi Kolanisi, and Sikhalazo Dube) led by WOCAN Executive Director Jeannette Gurung organized the meeting to present WOCAN’s Leadership course: Reframing Leadership for Women and Men for Gender...

June 1, 2012

WOCAN orgnized the inception meeting for WLC in South africa on 28 May, 2012. The main purpose of the meeting was to convene a small team to for a brainstorming session on how the Women’s Leadership Circles could be established in South Africa.

May 31, 2012

WOCAN South Africa Coordinator, Sefora Masia and South Africa team member Mr. Sikhalazo Dube attended the meeting held by FANRPAN on May 31, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

May 28, 2012

The only statement delivered by the Civil Society on the agenda item entitled “Perspectives of Land and Water Resources in a Changing Climate” was by WOCAN.  It was timely because the background document and the ensuing discussions hardly made mention of women and their importance in...

May 2, 2012

Dibya Gurung, WOCAN's Coordinator for Nepal participated in the AWID Forum and shared experiences on rural women's leadership and actively participated in different sessions related to access to and control over resources, climate change, land rights and food security.

May 1, 2012

In partnership with PACT Cambodia, Abidah Setyowati and Phanlany Khamphoui, members of WOCAN's Training Team of Asia, recently facilitated a gender analysis study with staff of the Oddar Meanchey REDD+ project.

April 23, 2012

The civil society organizations, a total of 53 including WOCAN, signed up to IATP's (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) letter that was submitted to the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) through the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).